Friday 18 September, 2020

Police hunting gunmen on motorcycle for fatal attack in West Kingston

The police have launched a manhunt for gunmen travelling on a motorcycle who struck in West Kingston, killing a man and injuring two other persons on Thursday.

The deceased has been identified as 38-year-old Leon Carroll.

It was reported that Carroll and other persons were at a premises on Golding Road, when they were pounced upon by two gunmen travelling on a motorcycle.

They cyclists opened gunfire at the individuals before escaping from the area.

Three persons were later found suffering from gunshot wounds.

They were assisted to a hospital, where Carroll was pronounced dead.

The other injured persons were admitted for treatment.

In recent weeks, criminals travelling on motorcycles have been creating havoc in sections of the Corporate Area especially, robbing mainly women after they completed financial transactions.

In one case that was captured on CCTV, a woman fell victim at a home in St Andrew, reportedly on Thursday, July 23.

A 25-second video of the incident shows a man walking into a driveway and snatching a woman's handbag. He later made his escape on a waiting motorcycle.

A few weeks earlier, a similar robbery that occurred in Lane Plaza, Liguanea was also caught on CCTV.

In that incident, a woman walking in the carpark at the plaza was forcefully robbed of her bag by a man who also escaped on a waiting motorbike.

Both robbery incidents are also being probed by the police.

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